History of the Olympic Games: From Antiquity to Today
The most authoritative book on the games and most essentially, is written with care and sensitivity to the origins of the games and by a Greek with vast knowledge of the games from Antiquity till today. The book has valuable images about the games that will be useful to our children and to students of this great tradition.
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THE OLYMPlC GAMES lN THE ANTlQUlTY
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